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Amber Kershaw

  • Foundation Degree in Theatrical & Media Make-up
  • Level 3 Diploma in Special Effects, Theatrical Make-up & Hair

Amber’s first taste of Hopwood Hall College came after she attended an open evening at the Riverside Salon. After being impressed with students’ work on show and the tutors she met, Amber decided to train for a career in Media Make-Up with Hopwood Hall.

During her studies, Amber made a name for herself with a third place at the World Skills Regional Finals. Competing at the Birmingham NEC, at the time Amber was the youngest ever Media Make-up competitor at a World Skills Regional Final.

After completing Level 2 and 3 diplomas at Hopwood Hall, Amber was able to progress onto a Level 4 and then Level 5 Foundation Degree in Theatrical & Media Make-up at The Manchester College.

“I really enjoyed my time studying Media Make-up at Hopwood Hall. My tutors really helped me progress and I developed as a person too. I left the college as a much more confident and professionally qualified person.

“If you’re really passionate about something, stick with it and pursue your targets. I was pressured by family to do A-Levels instead but my commitment to doing what I believed was right for me is what lead me to where I am today.”